ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Diabetes Association, the nation's leading voluntary health organization in the fight to Stop Diabetes®, is proud to announce this year's recipients of the National Scientific & Health Care Achievement Awards.
The following leaders will receive their awards on Monday, June 8, at the Association's 75th Scientific Sessions® taking place at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston.
National Scientific & Health Care Achievement Awards
Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement Name: Philipp E. Scherer, PhD Title: Professor and Director, Touchstone Diabetes Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award Name: Pere Puigserver, PhD Title: Professor, Cancer Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Professor, Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston
Albert Renold Award Name: Richard N. Bergman, PhD Title: Founder and Director, Cedars-Sinai Research Institute of Diabetes and Obesity, Los Angeles
Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Diabetes Research Award Name: David M. Nathan, MD Title: Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director, Clinical Research Center and of the Diabetes Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award Name: Linda M. Delahanty, MS, RDN Title: Chief Dietitian and Director, Nutrition and Behavioral Research at the Massachusetts General Hospital Diabetes Center; Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston
Outstanding Physician Clinician in Diabetes Award Name: Lori Laffel, MD, MPH Title: Chief, Section of Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult, Joslin Diabetes Center; Senior Investigator, Section on Genetics and Epidemiology, Joslin Diabetes Center; Professor, Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston
Harold RifkinAward for Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes Name: Carl Erik Mogensen, MD Title: Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology Name: K.M. Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, MBA Title:Ruth and O.C. Hubert Chair of Global Health; Professor, Medicine and Epidemiology, Emory University, Atlanta
The following professional interest group recipients will receive their awards during their individual lectures, 75th Scientific Sessions taking place at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston.
Professional Interest Group Awards
Richard R. Rubin Award Name: Robert M. Anderson, EdD Title: Professor Emeritus, Department of Learning Health Systems, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Edwin Bierman Award Name: George L. King, MD Title: Senior Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer and Head of the Section on Vascular Cell Biology, Joslin Diabetes Center; Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston
Norbert Frienkel Award Name: Elisabeth R. Mathiesen, MD, DMSc Title: Professor of Endocrinology and Chief Physician, Rigshospitalet University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
Roger Pecoraro Award Name: Karel Bakker, MD, PhD Title: Immediate Past-Chair, IDF Diabetic Foot Consultative Section and the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot, Heemstede, The Netherlands
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. For the past 75 years, our mission has been to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 800-DIABETES (800-342-2383) or visit diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.